September 4, 2010
25th Anniversary of Buckyball
See the interactive version here!
Who doesn't like the buckyball? They're super strong, compact, nerdy, and fun! Named after Buckminster Fuller, the buckyball is a bit of science gold that all nerds can get behind-- buckyballs are cool. The structure is so strong it appears in architecture around the world, athletes also deemed it a sound shape for the football (or American soccer ball). Science, however, sees its potential in display technology, medicine, and security!
It was a pleasure to work with a team of engineers on this doodle, as there are actually no drawings for the final interactive product. Our team was able to generate the buckyball using an image of a line and circle, the rest is generated with code.
posted by Jennifer Hom